Sleep Apnea Therapy in Ponte Vedra Beach
Do you have problems sleeping at night? Do you wake up tired? Do you snore? You may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that presents itself when someone's breathing is interrupted during sleep. People who have untreated sleep apnea will stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain – and the rest of the body – may not get enough oxygen.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Our doctors have been thoroughly trained to treat sleep apnea for the residents of Ponte Vedra and surrounding communities. The standard of care for years has been the CPAP. The CPAP forces air into the airway to maintain proper oxygen flow. However, many patients who have used the CPAP claim that it is so uncomfortable that they often choose not to wear it. This is why dental devices have become of favorite of many patients.
First, the Embletta Gold is a portable testing device that is reliable, flexible and easy to use. This is a take home device that allows us to determine if you are having signs of obstructive sleep apnea. To diagnose the majority of sleep disordered breathing, a device such as the Embletta is perfectly adequate.
If we decide that the best course of action is a dental sleep apnea appliance, we will use SomnoDent products. SomnoDent® is a custom made device worn during sleep to increase the upper airway volume and reduce collapsibility. Instead of forcing air into the airway, the dental appliance will gently open the airway by slightly repositioning the mouth to allow for proper breathing.
What are our products?
We utilize the services of two different companies in treating sleep apnea: Somnomed and Embla. Embla is the largest company in the world to focus solely on sleep diagnostics. Their vision is to be closer to their customers, which they accomplish by providing outstanding technical and customer service and support. They pride themselves in offering customer user groups worldwide, listening to their customers’ needs and feedback, and learning about tools and features needed to operate your sleep business most efficiently. Embla has a wide spectrum of innovative sleep diagnostic solutions to offer as well, including the Embletta® Gold™ portable sleep testing device, the Enterprise™ Sleep Business Management System, and a choice of three leading PSG platforms: Sandman®, REMbrandt™ and RemLogic™ which feature tools to help optimize the efficiency of your sleep lab while allowing the best in patient care.